Filip Noubel joined ICG in July 2002 as a Senior Analyst, after working as a journalist in the region. Among his posts, he has been editor of the Times of Central Asia, and more recently was director of Internews, a broadcasting project, in Kyrgyzstan. He has also worked for the UN reporting service IRIN, and has a particular interest in humanitarian aid and conflict. In previous posts he worked in Nepal, and China. He studied Far Eastern languages in Paris and China.